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Wood Pellet Stove Chimney - Up Periscope!

Creativity never ends!  But you never want to hear:  Wood pellet stove chimney - up periscope!

Of all the things to play fast and loose with, wood stove and pellet stove chimneys would not be one of them!

The pellet stove is in a bedroom!

No protection against the wall, no hearth on the floor, kind of jammed into a hallway between the bedroom and house.

It is right in front of a window.

There is nothing, and that is NOTHING, safe about its installation.  Or professional.

The exhaust "chimney" exits out back.

It goes straight through the wall, just behind the small soffit (about 14"), to turn 90 degrees straight up!

It goes up about 12' to turn and exhaust out of what is intended to be a bathroom vent.

Fortunately the bathroom vent is metal!

And, to make it safe, the flap was removed on that vent opening so the heat could simply leave.

The tubing, not made for a wood or pellet stove chimney application, is secured by strapping and screwing it to a 2x4.

That 2x4 is buried in the ground, and screwed to the gutter for its own support.

If this looks familiar, about 10' away on the roof is this dryer vent coming through the roof.

Yes, that's the same guy!

This guy is nothing if he is not consistent!  And consistency counts!

I bet he was fun in chemistry class in high school! 

He surely made for a fun inspection.  And a scared buyer!

She ran away from this house like the Monte Python troop running from the attack rabbit!

My recommendation:  sometimes things in houses are consistent.  But it is probably best to see the consistency fall on the side of professionalism and proper installation, with a permit here and there.

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 83 commentsJay Markanich • February 24 2012 03:22AM

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LOL on your last line.  My boyfirend was talking about wood pellet stoves the other day.  Now, I'm going to have to check how his is set up.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago

This is a great example of why real estate buyers absolutely must have a property inspection.  Thanks for the morning chuckle.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) over 6 years ago

You know Jay those attack rabbits are a dangerous group. Given the guys mental state do you think he'll ever get it>  Enjoy the day

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 6 years ago

Debbie - pellet stoves are very clean, very efficient and put out a lot of heat.  But the pellets ain't cheap!

Rene - believe me when I say there were a lot of chuckles on this house!

James - the house has been vacant for some time.  For a reason.  There was a lot of funny stuff in there!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Oh Jay...I absolutely disagree....he IS consistent...consistently creative and artistic with his display of inventive creations for otherwise dull mechanical parts !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

I said that!  He is consistent!  And, Sally, I really think he was a bundle of fun in chem class!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

More good reasons for home buyers to have a professional home inspection.  

I always appreciate your home inspection stories and tips.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

Jay: Was this a flip or just an enthusiastic home owner?

Posted by Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) over 6 years ago

Thanks Roy.  There are a zillion reasons!

Anne - enthusiastic homeowner having done different things over many years.  A few of my most recent posts were this house alone.

Jim - I really don't know which ones require protection from walls, but I do know they all need a safe floor under and in front, not carpeting and a floor over a crawl space.  And even, here and there, a safe chimney!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

This install sounds like a hack job. There are many pellet stoves that do not require wall protection, but definitely a hearth!

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 6 years ago

Lenn - I have even seen a couple of pot-bellies in the past!  Very Franklinish.  And no stove is safe from tripping and/or falling onto.  And they do get hot!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Anyone who has been near one of those things when it heats up knows the heat they generate.  A bragging point by most owner/sellers

I believe they, the pellet stoves, are reminiscent of "the old pot bellied stove" around which the family gathered.  However, those "old pot bellied stoves" had adequate stove pipe chimneys and were largely safe, unless you tripped on to one.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Oh my, that's just scary.  I appreciate people trying to do their own work, but somethings are just to dangerous to do something this bizarre.  Sometimes, you've gotta call the pros!

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 6 years ago

Mike - this was dangerous.  The other two vented into ONE chimney flue.  The one was hooked up to the original brick fireplace.  The other attached from behind that fireplace into a hole this guy beat out with a hammer!  And then into the same flue...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, we've had a pellet stove before and they can get pretty hot. It doesn't get more dangerous than this.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 6 years ago

Of course, Mike.  This was a silly and very dangerous installation!  But I bet the bedroom was toasy!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

At least this person is consistantly doing this type of work, wrong. They could sure use some assistance to get this type of work done correctly, and keep a family out of harms way.

Thank you for sharing the post will all of us.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

Of course I agree with you Joe!

Cheryl - they are fine stoves, when installed right or professionally.  And you have the comfiest avatar of anyone I can remember on AR!

Jim - you mean like a GFI receptacle jammed into a corner 10" from boiling water day after day?

;>)

That was a smooch, in addition to a wink...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Hi Jay. I almost considered purchasing one of those to put into my wood two story stone fireplace, but chose against it... Another good reason for buyers to have a home inspection done, they don't know about these things.

Posted by Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret, Associate Broker in Northern Virginia ( United Real Estate (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com) over 6 years ago

I look at the installation instructions which are on the unit. If somethings not right or there are no instructions, I make the buyer aware. 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 6 years ago

when I saw your headline my mind went to chimney sweeps.... but this is a whole different ball of wax.  Oh BOY.  I have a wood stove in my greatroom... but I did get a professional install. :)

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 6 years ago

Tammy - wood stoves are great!  But you are right, when professionally installed!

Cheryl - pink suits you (my mother LOVED pink).  But it's just a relaxed and confident image you portray.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Well thank you Jay for that compliment!  My intention was to stand out...hope it worked:)

Posted by Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret, Associate Broker in Northern Virginia ( United Real Estate (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com) over 6 years ago

When we were little we had a similar set up in an old trailer upstate NY.  In the middle of the night the wall started to burn, we were so knocked out we could have easily been killed.  Thank God He had mercy on us and someone awoke in time to put the smoldering wall out.  This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO dangerous!

Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) over 6 years ago

Sara - that's exactly how things happen.  Glad to hear you were saved!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, You've got to admire the creativity of the American homeowner!  Wow!  We had clients that referred to this type of solution as "home grown" and I think they meant the person might be under the influence of something "home grown" to do something like this :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 6 years ago

Bliz - that might truly be the case here!  There were so many funky things on this house - covered in many of my most recent posts.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I got a laugh out of this blog.  My friend has a pellet stove and it is a great source of heat when installed correctly.  There pretty much idiot proof but this guy found away.

Posted by Keith Lawrence, ABR, CDPE, SFR, 203K Specialist (RE/MAX Properties) over 6 years ago

Jay, is this the same guy that cooks on a charcoal grill in his living room?

Posted by David & Annette Rollins (Century 21 Elite) over 6 years ago

Keith - they are great devices, I agree.  Installed right, that is...

David and Annette - I didn't see evidence of that, but he had a cooking surface in the family room!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Guess some people don't mind the risk of burning the house down to save money on a proper installation. 

Posted by Rob Ernst, Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor (Certified Structure Inspector) over 6 years ago

Wow, Jay. If he's done this kind of work where it's obvious one can only hope he stayed away from plumbing and electrical projects. At least he made it a fun inspection!
Bruce

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 6 years ago

Precisely Robert.  Savings!  Few think ahead these days...

Bruce - fun it was!  I like'm that way, but my clients know it puts them in for another one.  But, hey, who wouldn't want to have another inspection with me?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I'm sorry Jay but I couldn't stop thinking of the move "war of the worlds" with Gene Barry...after viewing your first picture...As to the post, there are people in other parts of the world where function rules the day not safety...

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 6 years ago

Wow, Richie, Gene Barry?  You mean Bat Masterson himself?  I gather he was in the War of the Worlds movie before becoming Bat?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

And mission accomplished Mike!  To say the least.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Nice work on the vents. I think the homeowner is trying to make his house look interesting.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 6 years ago

Goodness me!  Who knows what fun will be in store for anyone who purchases that house.  That creative homeowner has probably been making improvements for years and years. Scary!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) over 6 years ago

Ick.  I have never seen a pellet stove I do not think.  I see places selling them in the area. Or perhaps I have and just have not known that is what they are in a house.  Obviously I have never had a buyer buy something with a pellet stove.

Our first house we bought had a funny orange free standing fireplace, on the first floor.  We called it the flying saucer for some reason.  The "exhaust chimney" may or may not have been done right (no inspections!!)  but the house was on a corner so we had an unsightly aluminum smoke stack visible to the world.  The flying saucer came out right away so that we could remove the ugly brown carpet that was glued to the oak hardwoood floor in the room.  I think the flying saucer just had a pad it sat on, on top of the carpet.  There was nothing protecting the paneled walls (we ripped out the paneling soon after too)  from the heat.  Maybe the flying saucer did NOT get that hot? We were pretty sure they had heated with firewood between the flying saucer and the real fireplace.

The vents look like periscopes. If I was the neighbor I'd be paranoid someone was watching me.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 6 years ago

Kathryn - I think that is true.  This house has been the subject of a number of my recent posts!

Maureen - that sounds like a dangerous installation, but I think I have seen the fireplace you describe.  And who knows if there were installation recommendations when it was installed!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Hilarious, keep 'em coming.  Posts like this keep me on my toes with repairs on my house!

Posted by Eric Peltier, Mortgage Lender in Boulder CO (Eric Peltier - Premier Mortgage Group - Boulder Colorado) over 6 years ago

Jay, another reason why a home inspection is so important. Buyers don't even catch what is obvious to a home inspector. I would have run the other way too.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay -- and how long is that 2x4 going to last in the ground (since I am guessing it is not pressure treated)?   BTW - Gene Barry was in War of the Worlds in 1953 (had a cameo in remake in 2005) and portrayed Bat from 1958-1961.  I really liked him in Burke's Law.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 6 years ago

Eric - glad you are enjoying them and intend to keep them coming!

Tammie - I don't know if most people would consider this in the same light as would a home inspector.  So, you are right!

Steven - I only knew him as Bat Masterson!  Don't know how long that "pole" will last, but certainly it was inappropriate at best.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Hmm, maybe his installation technique is now "safe" from being copied by others.

Thanks to your blog post.

Posted by Jim Mushinsky (Centsable Inspection) over 6 years ago

I'm gonna bet not too many will be copying this one Jim!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay I have seen some crazy places where people have places pellet stoves thinking it was safe. This is where inspections sure pay off.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 6 years ago

I hear you Scott.  And this one was not safe or a good location!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, I wouldn't have a clue as to what is right or wrong.  We had a wood stove installed last year.  I am going to take a picture of it and send it to you.  Perhaps you can tell me if their solution is OK?

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Jay...

I often wonder how more people aren't killed by unsafe installations such as these. It seems that every foreclosure I visit has some serious safety hazards.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 6 years ago

You can Chris.  But what they do in Canada is different than here.  There are connections in the firebox and sometimes at the chimney cap.  Be sure the brand is a good one.

Richard - I imagine awful things happen all the time and we don't find out the entirety of what happened.  Could be things like this.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, when my buyers put an offer in on a house with a wood stove or pellet stove it is imperative to take a trip to the building department. As a listing agent it is best to ask the question.... "did Uncle Billybob put this in for you?" Even stoves placed in a fireplace as an insert. Because Uncle Billybob (I think Uncle Billybob is related to Billy Jays.... correct me if I am wrong)

But... was this owner in the navy? Spend one too many tours underwater?

 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Andrea - I am ashamed at your comparison!  Billy Jays sells the finest stuff, found all over the country!  Where else can you choose your chews?

I won't tell Billy what you said, if you call now.

Actually you are right, the installation of any kind of wood stove should be done professionally, period.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I called, I ordered 4 cases of Choose your Chews. I am safe....

 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Your dogs will love them!  Not sure why, I think it's the face.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I burn about 1 1/2 tons of wood pellets annually.  I would sure hate to be using something like that...Ouch.

I would think that improper installation and the knowledge that you improperly installed may make it hard to collect on homeowners insurance when the house burns down.  They may even have liability if someone elses house catches on fire.

I am surprised that city of county inspectors don't drive by and catch that one.  It might be best to let the city or county know about this since it is so dangerous.

Posted by Roger Newton (Roger Newton Real Estate) over 6 years ago

As always appreciate your features and humor.

I am coward enough to ALWAYS recommend a chimney cleaning and inspection of any wood burner prior to first use even if I think it looks fine.

Posted by Marshall Brown, BSEE, CHI (Mid America Inspection Services, LLC) over 6 years ago

Pellet stoves are awesome - I have one. You need follow the safety code though!
You need a pad underneath the stove - It is the only potentially unsafe part. the ashes
are stored here. There can be some heat for sure on the bottom.

The guy could put one in the bedroom. Provided he follow all the clearance rules.
And use proper "pellet stove" chimney' he must not put the exhaust 4 ft. from any
opening window. 

Any deviance from the rules will void your insurance ,if there is a fire caused by the pellet
stove.   I have a sneaking suspicion that that wasn't on his mind! lol

 

Posted by Paul Viau, High Shots Photography - Real Estate Services (High Shots Photography) over 6 years ago

Jay, you seriously need to write a book!  You have enough material to make a BIG splash!sp

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) over 6 years ago

at least he screwed the pipe to the gutter for support!

Posted by Rudy Ringel (DFWinspector.com) over 6 years ago
Ah the folley of the 'save money do-it-yourselfer' if they lack the know-how and talent.
Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Oh that is awesome!  When looking at homes to buy several years ago, we looked at one that was a foreclosure.  The occupants had taken the wood stove with them, but the foil dryer vent to which it used to be attached was still there.  The soot in it was crazy!

Posted by Julie Babcock -Nook & Cranny Home Inspections (Nook & Cranny Home Inspections Tonawanda, NY) over 6 years ago

Jay, the funny thing about that is many of the pellet stoves can be direct vented to the exterior just like a gas stove.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay you just cannot make this stuff up, two thumbs up LOL

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) over 6 years ago

LOL, what was he thinking......Or not thinking.  I hope his agent sat down with him and told him waht needs to be corrected to get the home sold.

Posted by Ric Mills, Integrity, Honesty, and Vast Real Estate Knowledge (Keller Williams Southern Az) over 6 years ago

Pah-Pah, You sure you hadn't sailed to the land of yellow submarines? And the band begins to play... Nana

Posted by Kate Kate over 6 years ago

Wow, these posts always are so interesting to see!! Sometimes sellers think they can fix things and make them work, but at what cost? It's risky and can make it very hard if not impossible to sell. Either way, it will likely cost more in the end.

Posted by Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta (Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765) over 6 years ago

What a scary situation. If they were my buyers who wanted to live in the house, I would definitely have said to them, "NEXT!"

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) over 6 years ago

I have a pellet stove and it is the best heat source I have ever used. Amazingly efficient and uses the equivalent of a table fan in power usage-it's awesome (and cost effective) to be nearly off the power grid when it comes to the monopoly of power companies. Cost of pennies in the winter as opposed to hundreds in gas/elec bill. We have not used our home furnace in years. Of course I purchased from a pellett stove comapany, had it installed by the pellet stove company and have it inspected and cleaned by the pellet stove company yearly. Safety foremost with ANY flaming/ignitable heat source in a home. Common sense.

 

Posted by Dianne McNeill over 6 years ago

Roger - well, it is in the back of the house and the county inspectors would have no reason to go back there unless called.  It is really remote there too!

Marshall - thanks, and I am a coward not to recommend that a pro look at stuff like this!

Paul - I love pellet stoves and you are right, they can be installed anywhere the instructions can be followed.  IF they are followed!

Melissa - trying, trying!  The writing is the easy part!

Rudy - ha!  You are right there!  And to the post!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Karen - we don't know what we don't know and to install this without specific knowledge is dumb dumb, as you say!

Julie - and, did you taste it?  Tastes like chicken!  Well, really, really burnt chicken...

They can Don, and without very much creosote.  But, you have to pay attention to the installation recs!

David - and I don't!

Ric - I don't know.  The house is vacant and has been for some time! 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Nana na na - not much about this house WASN'T yellow submarine!

Sylvie - and that drives me nuts!  Like they know what to do, just because they think they do!

Carolyn - well, that's precisely the word my client used!

Dianne - I love those stoves and I know them to be efficient.  The pellets aren't free though.  But man, do it right!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Did you notice on the dryer periscope the fuzz that can't exit the vent?

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 6 years ago

Yes, Lynn, that was in a post the other day!  This house presented lots of instructive blog fodder!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Glad you liked it Bob!  This guy was so out of the box, I bet he had some real fun as a kid!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Hi Jay, I always love your posts and pictures.  This one's comment about being fun in Chemistry class was toooo funny.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 6 years ago

I thought the roof vent looked cool, atleast it had a screen to keep critter's out!

Posted by dave bothell (NATIONAL REALTY CENTERS) over 6 years ago

I hope he is not a surgeon.  I'd hate to have this guy putting me together.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 6 years ago

That was the dryer vent Dave!  The pellet stove vent had nothing!

Gene - I don't know, you might get put together, just not in the right order.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Good morning, what great info.  I have a client that has a wood pellet grill that had the inside get wet, it made a big glob to clean up.

Posted by Linda Jamail Marshall, Broker, ABR,QSC,RECS,ACRE - Innerloop Houston, Tex (Linda Marshall,Houston Texas, Linda Marshall, Realtors®) over 6 years ago

I don't know that much about them Linda, but I expect that wet is not something good!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Oh how fun it would be to live a day in the life of Jay Markanich.

Posted by Jack Snyder, Loan Officer, San Clemente, Orange County, Califor (Loan Officer in Orange County for Omni-Fund Inc.) over 6 years ago

Thanks Jack!  It is fun.  Actually I had a blast today which you will be reading about in the coming days!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

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